Robert D. "Bob" Spellman

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Robert "Bob" D. Spellman, 84, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at The Seasons by Riviera in Ormond Beach, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Carl C. and Alice P. Larson Spellman. He was a loving son, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend. Bob loved to laugh and lived his life with great joy. After graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1950, Bob married the love of his life, Gwyneth Jean McClelland. After proudly serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he went to work for Connecticut Light and Power and then Anaconda American Brass in Waterbury, CT as a civil engineer. He held Professional Engineer licenses in 16 states. Bob and Gwyn moved to Bethlehem, CT in 1955, and lived there until 1981, at which time they moved to Long Grove, IL. When he retired in 1985, he and Gwyn moved to Bear Creek in Ormond Beach, a home he loved for many years. Bob loved to travel throughout the United States, and he and Gwyn spent many summers driving their RV around the country. They loved the national parks, and participated in the Volunteers-in-Park program for 10 summers, working in Acadia, The Badlands, The Great Smoky Mountains, Bryce, Crater Lake, and Mount Rainier. Bob was predeceased by his brother, Richard, and a son, John. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gwyneth; a son, Kent, and his wife Betsy, of Clarksburg, WV; a daughter, Beth, and her husband, Gary Munson, of Dover, NH; grandchildren Jodyn, Silas, Channa, Sean and Kent; step-grandchildren Jessica and Michelle; and great-grandchildren Andrew, John and Coban. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, October 8, at 2pm in Clubhouse 3 at Bear Creek in Ormond Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or www.alz.org.



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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 6, 2013
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